An ever-growing body of research consistently reaches the same conclusion: The only variable that can explain the high rate of mass shootings in America is its astronomical number of guns
An ever-growing body of research consistently reaches the same conclusion: The only variable that can explain the high rate of mass shootings in America is its astronomical number of guns
"The only variable that can explain the high rate of mass shootings in America is its astronomical number of guns.”
This piece making the rounds today, on how we know that gun ownership rates cause mass shootings, doubles as an explainer on how social science works. The world is empirically knowable. Questions have falsifiable answers, even when we don’t like them.
A reminder from our comprehensive review of research on the subject: The only variable that can explain the high rate of mass shootings in America is its astronomical number of guns.
From 2017: Why does the U.S. have so many mass shootings? The answer lies in plain sight, research suggests.
Americans make up about 4.4% of the global population but own 42% of the world's guns
What Explains U.S. Mass Shootings? International Comparisons Suggest an Answer
Americans make up about 4.4% of the global population but own 42% of the world's guns
"The only variable that can explain the high rate of mass shootings in America is its astronomical number of guns"
Guns don’t completely explain high US murder rate (we exceed others even w/o guns) but help explain rampage killings
The cause of mass shootings is not mysterious. Their frequency is a choice that societies make. The US is an outlier in its tolerance for mass shootings as a feature of everyday life.
It’s the guns. It’s not: -Mental health rates or spending -The overall crime rate -Racial diversity -Immigration rates or size “The only variable that can explain the high rate of mass shootings in America is its astronomical number of guns.”
Americans make up about 4.4% of the global population but own 42% of the world's guns, NYT reports.
The rate of mass shootings is not a function of mental health problems, video games, racial diversity, or violence and crime. It's a function of access to guns. And 130 studies across 10 countries show that gun safety legislation reduces deaths.
Americans make up about 4.4% of the global population but own 42% of the world's guns
In 2017, we looked at possible explanations for why the U.S. has so many mass shootings. This is what we found.
Americans are just over 4% world pop'n-but own over 40% of world's guns. Yemen, site of violent war, #2 per capita.
Again and again. Mass shootings. “The only variable that can explain the high rate of mass shootings in America is its astronomical number of guns.”
"A New Yorker is just as likely to be robbed as a Londoner, for instance, but the New Yorker is 54 times more likely to be killed in the process." Guns are what make violence in the US different from anywhere else
Americans make up about 4.4% of the global population but own 42% of the world's guns
The only variable that can explain the high rate of mass shootings in America is its astronomical number of guns
"The only variable that can explain the high rate of mass shootings in America is its astronomical number of guns."
The only variable that can explain the high rate of mass shootings in America is its astronomical number of guns (From November 2017)
"The only variable that can explain the high rate of mass shootings in America is its astronomical number of guns."
What a stat: “Americans make up about 4.4 percent of the global population but own 42 percent of the world’s guns.”
Gun-related deaths are not just something that happen. They are not inevitable. They are a choice that a society makes. The US has chosen to be an outlier.
We are the only country in the world with this epidemic of mass shootings and the reason is clear.
An ever-growing body of research consistently reaches the same conclusion: The only variable that can explain the high rate of mass shootings in America is its astronomical number of guns
“The only variable that can explain the high rate of mass shootings in America is its astronomical # of guns.”
. acquired an unpublished study of worldwide mass shootings 1966-2012. Its finding is brutal & clear
“The only variable that can explain the high rate of mass shootings in America is its astronomical number of guns.”
This #infographic by shows that mass shootings are a uniquely US American problem. Best #dataviz I've seen on the topic. Link to source:
What Explains U.S. Mass Shootings? The obvious correlation, thoughtfully explored... answer seems clear to me
Americans make up about 4.4% of the global population but own 42% of the world's guns
Americans make up about 4.4 percent of the global population but own 42 percent of the world’s guns
INSANE—In the U.S, there were 11,208 gun-related homicides in 2013. In Japan there were just 13 gun deaths.
“An American is 300x more likely to die by gun than a Japanese person. America’s gun ownership rate is 150x Japan’s”
"Only Yemen has a higher rate of mass shootings among countries with more than 10 million people ...Yemen has the world’s second-highest rate of gun ownership after the U.S."
American exceptionalism: People often point to a US dysfunction & question progress, but the US is an outlier, laggard, exception, late adopter of progressive trends. Example: Mass Shootings. International Comparisons single out US, help explain why.
A complete failure of regulation & governance: "The only variable that can explain the high rate of mass shootings in America is its astronomical number of guns."
When people start spouting off about mental health. No. It's the guns. What Explains U.S. Mass Shootings? International Comparisons Suggest an Answer
1/ What explains America's penchant for mass murder? The answer is simple: guns.
Duh What Explains U.S. Mass Shootings? International Comparisons Suggest an Answer
Mass shootings can happen anywhere but in the US, ONLY in the US, they are ROUTINE via - stunning graph #datadriven
What Explains U.S. Mass Shootings? International Comparisons Suggest an Answer - The New York Times
We've also looked at why the U.S. has so many mass shootings compared to other countries. Our analysis in 2017 showed that the only variable that can explain the high rate of mass shootings in America is its high number of guns.
Americans make up about 4.4 percent of the global population but own 42 percent of the world’s guns.
"The only variable that can explain the high rate of mass shootings in America is its astronomical number of guns"
“Sandy Hook marked the end of the gun control debate. Once US decided killing children was bearable, it was over.”
Adjusted for population, only Yemen has a higher rate of mass shootings among countries with more than 10 million people. Yemen has the world’s 2nd-highest rate of gun ownership after the U.S.
"The only variable that can explain the high rate of mass shootings in America is its astronomical number of guns."
Journalism at its best. Data & serious examination of various anecdotal claims: Gun ownership & mass shootings in US
A New Yorker is as likely to be robbed as a Londoner but 54x more likely to be killed. Why? America’s gun epidemic.
What causes mass shootings? A growing body of international research suggests the primary factor is access to guns.
“A New Yorker is just as likely to be robbed as a Londoner, for instance, but the New Yorker is 54 times more likely to be killed in the process.”
The evidence shows that mental health or video games are uncorrelated with the rate of mass shootings in the US. Politicians who point to these as causes are doing so to avoid talking about the real problems.
“The only variable that can explain the high rate of mass shootings in America is its astronomical number of guns.”
Americans make up about 4.4% of the global population but own 42% of the world’s guns - with predictable results...
Here is what researchers learned about American gun violence when they compared the U.S. to the rest of the world.
What Explains U.S. Mass Shootings? Look at International Comparisons
A surprisingly simple hypothesis about why America has so many more mass shootings than other nations.
"The only variable that can explain the high rate of mass shootings in America is its astronomical number of guns." This is a good time to restate the obvious.
So many guns. So easy to get. That's why mass killings are so common in U.S. compared to rest of world.
"The only variable that can explain the high rate of mass shootings in America is its astronomical number of guns."
“A New Yorker is just as likely to be robbed as a Londoner, for instance, but the New Yorker is 54 times more likely to be killed in the process.”
Yes, it's the guns (mostly), stupid.
Let’s do the math: “The only variable that can explain the high rate of mass shootings in America is its astronomical number of guns.” via
It doesn’t have to be this way.
The only variable that can explain the high rate of shootings in America is the number of guns. via
Despite the Left’s constant attempt to inflate the stats, there are 270 million guns in America and we only had 90 mass shooters from 1966 to 2012. Those numbers are from an anti-gun Alabama researcher.
“The only variable that can explain the high rate of mass shootings in America is its astronomical number of guns.”
“The only variable that can explain the high rate of mass shootings in America is its astronomical number of guns.... Adjusted for population, only Yemen has a higher rate of mass shootings among countries with more than 10 million people”
"The only variable that can explain the high rate of mass shootings in America is its astronomical number of guns." #gunsafety #phealth #tehamashooting
When it comes to mass shootings, the U.S. is (unsurprisingly) also an outlier.
RT : Americans make up about 4.4% of the global population but own 42% of the world's guns
What Explains U.S. Mass Shootings? International Comparisons Suggest an Answer-/ The only variable that can explain the high rate of mass shootings in America is its astronomical number of guns.
Jonah, you can't really think we can be complacent about mass shootings, can you? "Americans make up about 4.4 percent of the global population but own 42 percent of the world’s guns" & "31 percent of the gunmen in mass shootings worldwide were American."
The definition of madness.
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A New Yorker is just as likely to be robbed as a Londoner [but is] 54 times more likely to be killed in the process.
“The only variable that can explain the high rate of mass shootings in America is its astronomical number of guns.”
Trump: guns don't cause mass shootings. Americans make up 4.4% of global population but own 42% of the world’s guns.
the US has more per capita mass shooters than Afghanistan
Really excellent analysis by & Josh Keller for the Interpreter
The reason we have so many mass shootings is because we have so many guns.
US mass shootings follow a clear international correlation that makes a solution seem obvious
“The only variable that can explain the high rate of mass shootings in America is its astronomical number of guns.”
Americans make up about 4.4 percent of the global population but own 42 percent of the world’s guns. ia
An ever-growing body of research consistently reaches the same conclusion: The only variable that can explain the high rate of mass shootings in America is its astronomical number of guns via
It doesn't look good
What Explains U.S. Mass Shootings? International Comparisons Suggest an Answer
Exceptionalism? Correlation certainly isn't causation but international comparisons sure do make a compelling case about the US as a horrific global anomaly in mass killings. 'What Explains U.S. Mass Shootings? International Comparisons Suggest an Answer'
Today in FFS News: The US has 42% of the world's guns.
"That choice, more than any statistic or regulation, is what most sets the United States apart."
Guns. Too many guns. "What Explains U.S. Mass Shootings? International Comparisons Suggest an Answer" via
What Explains U.S. Mass Shootings? International Comparisons Suggest an Answer
What Explains U.S. Mass Shootings? International Comparisons Suggest an Answer
Insane. Adjusted for population, only Yemen has a higher rate of mass shootings among countries with more than 10 million people. The only variable that can explain the high rate of mass shootings in America is its astronomical number of guns.
What Explains U.S. Mass Shootings? International Comparisons Suggest an Answer #guns #ethics
“More gun ownership corresponds with more gun murders across virtually every axis: among developed countries, among American states, among American towns and cities and when controlling for crime rates.”
Amazing statistic. And some say the answer is more guns.
A most terrible conclusion: "Once America decided killing children was bearable, it was over."
To Understand U.S. Mass Shootings, Look Abroad. “... an ever-growing body of research consistently reaches the same conclusion. The only variable that can explain the high rate of mass shootings in America is its astronomical number of guns.” | NYT
More mass shootings happen in the US because there are more guns here. Don't scapegoat the mentally ill.
What Explains U.S. Mass Shootings? International Comparisons Suggest an Answer
What Explains U.S. Mass Shootings? International Comparisons Suggest an Answer
What Explains U.S. Mass Shootings? International Comparisons Suggest an Answer = the true American exceptionalism #2
Londoner just as likely to be robbed as New Yorker. New Yorker 54 times more likely to be killed. Wow: stats and facts. What Explains U.S. Mass Shootings? International Comparisons Suggest an Answer via
While politicians say that these issues are “complex,” the data reveals—over and over—that they simply are not. “The only variable that can explain the high rate of mass shootings in America is its astronomical number of guns.”
"The only variable that can explain the high rate of mass shootings in America is its astronomical number of guns."
What Explains U.S. Mass Shootings? International Comparisons Suggest an Answer
Interesting article: What Explains U.S. Mass Shootings? International Comparisons Suggest an Answer via
What do you think of the argument that MORE guns would be the answer to mass shootings? via
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I had a dream: 1 national gun registry 2 $1,000 annual fee per gun=$270bn for mental health and ERs 3 100% ammo tax
Why does the US have so may gun deaths & massacres? You guessed it ...
"What Explains U.S. Mass Shootings? International Comparisons Suggest an Answer"
What Explains U.S. Mass Shootings? International Comparisons Suggest an Answer
Look at the data, look at the data... What Explains U.S. Mass Shootings? International Comparisons Suggest an Answer
Maybe it's time for a graphic like 's "What's Really Warming The World?" but for gun violence: Might I suggest the title, "What's Really Killing Our Children?"
What Explains U.S. Mass Shootings? International Comparisons Suggest an Answer
What Explains U.S. Mass Shootings? International Comparisons Suggest an Answer
Only 4 percent of American gun deaths can be attributed to mental health issues.
Horrific chart NYT. Absolute #s; Pt time est for guns, cumulative est for shooters; Guns rather than gun owners; etc
Worldwide, a country’s rate of gun ownership correlates with the odds it will experience a mass shooting
What Explains U.S. Mass Shootings? International Comparisons Suggest an Answer
In retrospect Sandy Hook marked the end of the US gun control debate... Once America decided killing children was bearable, it was over.”
Interesting: a country’s rate of gun ownership correlated with the odds it would experience a mass shooting. This relationship held even the U.S. was deleted from the table, indicating that it could not be explained by this factor.
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Americans make up about 4.4 percent of the global population but own 42 percent of the world’s guns
What Explains U.S. Mass Shootings? It’s guns, stupid!
“The only variable that can explain the high rate of mass shootings in America is its astronomical number of guns.”
"The only variable that can explain the high rate of mass shootings in America is its astronomical number of guns."
What Explains U.S. Mass Shootings? International Comparisons Suggest an Answer
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What Explains U.S. Mass Shootings? International Comparisons Suggest an Answer - The New York Times
What Explains U.S. Mass Shootings? International Comparisons Suggest an Answer - Em, Its the Guns Stupid
The reason the outside world looks in at the US in complete dismay on gun regulation. Just read the last paragraph if nothing else - What Explains U.S. Mass Shootings? International Comparisons Suggest an Answer
"The only variable that can explain the high rate of mass shootings in America is its astronomical number of guns."
US and Yemen have world’s highest rates of both mass shootings and gun ownership. Only sees no relationship.
What Explains U.S. Mass Shootings? International Comparisons Suggest an Answer
Who would have guessed! ‘What Explains U.S. Mass Shootings? International Comparisons Suggest an Answer
Are Americans more mentally ill than anyone else? More violent? Subject to more terrorism? No. It's the guns.
This is an incredible graphic… US is certainly an outlier.
What Explains U.S. Mass Shootings? International Comparisons Suggest an Answer
Mass shootings: this is not the way we want to be exceptional
"The only variable that can explain the high rate of mass shootings in America is its astronomical number of guns."
The curve says it all! Explains U.S. Mass Shootings? International Comparisons Suggest an Answer via
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The data is clear: No other reason beside the high rate of gun ownership can explain America's epidemic of shootings
What Explains U.S. Mass Shootings? International Comparisons Suggest an Answer
"The only variable that can explain the high rate of mass shootings in America is its astronomical number of guns"
"The only variable that can explain the high rate of mass shootings in America is its astronomical number of guns"
Just one variable can explain the constantness of America's mass shootings: "its astronomical number of guns."
Correlation doesn't equal causation - blah blah blah. But seriously folks...
What explains so many mass shootings in the US? The answer is obviously, and empirically based.
ONLY the huge number of guns, and the ease of acquiring them, explains why the US has more mass shootings than any other country in the world. Most Americans support gun control, but The NRA-funded GOP thinks "gun rights" matter more than mass death.
What Explains U.S. Mass Shootings? International Comparisons Suggest an Answer
Why are there so many mass shootings in the US? International comparisons suggest an answer
What Explains U.S. Mass Shootings? International Comparisons Suggest an Answer
All descriptive evidence but still persuasive: guns make US violence more lethal
“After Britain had a mass shooting in 1987, country instituted strict gun control laws. So did Australia after 1996 shooting. But US has repeatedly faced the same calculus & determined that relatively unregulated gun ownership is worth the cost to society”
Statistical inference can be extremely subtle and complex, but sometimes the effects are so massive that the consequences are evident.
on an evening where pitchers & catchers becomes prayers & condolences...america is within the vicinity of yemen
Guns don't kill people, people with easy access to guns kill people using guns.
Americans make up about 4.4 percent of the global population but own 42 percent of the world’s guns. From 1966 to 2012, 31 percent of the gunmen in mass shootings worldwide were American..
What Explains U.S. mass shootings? An ever-growing body of research consistently reaches the same conclusion: America's astronomical number of guns.
It's pretty simple. "The only variable that can explain the high rate of mass shootings in America is its astronomical number of guns."
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Americans make up about 4.4 percent of the global population but own 42 percent of the world’s guns.
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What Explains U.S. Mass Shootings? International Comparisons Suggest an Answer
A sea of guns and a culture of death supported by the GOP and NRA
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What Explains US Mass Shootings? Hidden in Plain Sight. Nothing to do w/ 2nd Amendment. This is about #PublicHealth
. and present the data on U.S. #gunviolence. Here’s what correlates (number of guns, culture) and what doesn’t (mental health, video games).
What Explains U.S. Mass Shootings? International Comparisons Show It's: MORE GUNS
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"Americans make up about 4.4 percent of the global population but own 42 percent of the world’s guns." 😱
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Americans own 42% worlds guns and a third of those involved in mass shootings worldwide are American
But why do we have so many guns? See criminologist Elicka Sparks' book, "The Devil You Know: The Surprising Link between Conservative Christianity and Crime."
“Once America decided killing children was bearable, it was over.”
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To Understand U.S. Mass Shootings, Look Abroad
It's always about the guns and it's always been about the guns.
What Explains U.S. Mass Shootings? International Comparisons Suggest an Answer
“The only variable that can explain the high rate of mass shootings in America is its astronomical number of guns.”
One of the saddest things about this article is you know they could have researched it any time and all they had to do was wait (not long) for another school shooting to make it “timely” #GunContol
“country’s rate of gun ownership correlated with the odds it would experience a mass shooting”
What Explains U.S. Mass Shootings? International Comparisons Suggest an Answer
What Explains U.S. Mass Shootings? International Comparisons Suggest an Answer
What Explains U.S. Mass Shootings? International Comparisons Suggest an Answer - The New York Times
This country is gun crazy. It is so out of whack with every other country on the planet. #GunControlNow
Whatever side of the gun debate you are on, this story is worth reading
But since the goal is fewer people murdered, I guess our approach must be working?
NUMBER OF GUNS helps explain high rate of mass killings in the US
What Explains U.S. Mass Shootings? Internat'l Comparisons Suggest Answer has to do w/our 270 million civilian guns
scatterplot ftw.
In the U.S. owning a gun is a sacred value. The “right” cannot be compromised no matter the cost.
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What Explains U.S. Mass Shootings? International Comparisons Suggest an Answer - New York Times #NRA #WayneLaPierre
Why so many #MassShootings in USA? Note, this is not a correlation, it's the identification of an extreme outlier.
What Explains U.S. Mass Shootings? International Comparisons Suggest an Answer
I'm sure it's just a coincidence that the place with 5x the number of guns also has 5x the number of mass shootings, when compared with every other country in the world
Useful collection of these inferences
To Understand U.S. Mass Shootings, Look Abroad "The only variable that can explain the high rate of mass shootings in America is its astronomical number of guns."
Sadly, it appears we will be re-upping this one often. What Explains U.S. Mass Shootings? International Comparisons Suggest an Answer
Dear journalists: Stop attributing to things to “American culture” without bothering to consider common factors in the political science and sociology literature.
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american exceptions: guns and mass shootings.
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Evidence-based discussion of mass shootings. Very disturbing last paragraph. What Explains U.S. Mass Shootings? International Comparisons Suggest an Answer, via
What Explains U.S. Mass Shootings? International Comparisons Suggest an Answer
"The only variable that can explain the high rate of mass shootings in America is its astronomical number of guns."
America clearly has a gun violence problem. What are we going to do about it?...
“Once America decided killing children was bearable, it was over.” #HowManyGuns
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What Explains U.S. Mass Shootings? International Comparisons Suggest an Answer
"Sure, but there's not much of a relationship when you remove the outlier"
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What Explains U.S. Mass Shootings? International Comparisons Suggest an Answer - The New York Times
What Explains U.S. Mass Shootings? International Comparisons Suggest an Answer
I want to see two things from this that I think would make the argument 1000x stronger (even if the visual isn’t...
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If you are a parent with a child in the American school system, retweet this article as if your child's life depended on it.
To Understand U.S. Mass Shootings, Look Abroad v #GunViolence #MassShooting
I want to reject damning data from the NY Times, the University of Alabama, and the (Swiss) Small Arms Survey, but I'm not sure how.
What Explains U.S. Mass Shootings? International Comparisons Suggest an Answer
Nobody kills more Americans with guns than Americans. Exceptionalism, indeed. I’ve been told to rest assured, there is a simple solution: more guns!
“The only variable that can explain the high rate of mass shootings in America is its astronomical number of guns.”
US has 270 mio guns & had 90 mass shooters 1966 to 2012. No other country has > 46 mio guns or 18 mass shooters.
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"More gun ownership corresponds with more gun murders across virtually every axis...And gun control legislation...
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What explains U.S. mass shootings? Guns. Enormous numbers of guns.
ONLY the huge number of guns in US, and the ease of acquiring them, explains why the US has more mass shootings than any other country in the world. We have simply decided that the right to own guns is worth all those deaths.
What Explains U.S. Mass Shootings? International Comparisons Suggest an Answer
Why so many mass shootings in the US? The answer is not rocket science. It's just too damn many guns.
powerful article. Sandy Hook was the end of gun control debate b/c: "once America decided killing children was bearable, it was over"
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Time to repost this: What Explains U.S. Mass Shootings? International Comparisons Suggest an Answer
Rate of gun ownership correlates with rate of mass shootings. Not mental health, violence on TV or video games: Evidence hasn't changed US policy in the past. I wonder if it will now?
“Once America decided killing children was bearable, it was over.”
What Explains U.S. Mass Shootings? International Comparisons Suggest an Answer
"The United States has 270 million guns and had 90 mass shooters from 1966 to 2012." "No other country has more than 46 million guns or 18 mass shooters"
What Explains U.S. Mass Shootings? International Comparisons Suggest an Answer
What Explains U.S. Mass Shootings? International Comparisons Suggest an Answer
Not the kind of exceptionalism to be proud of
This NYT article argues (convincingly IMO) that it does w: guns / cap + gun culture + aversion to regulation.
Why Are There So Many Mass Shootings In The U.S.? International Comparisons Suggest an Answer, by via #gunviolence #guncontrol #ThisIsAmerica
This is what the found two years ago. Do we think it's somehow less true now...? Hmm. "The only variable that can explain the high rate of mass shootings in America is its astronomical number of guns."
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What Explains U.S. Mass Shootings? International Comparisons Suggest an Answer
The elephant in the room: "What Explains U.S. Mass Shootings? International Comparisons Suggest an Answer"
“The only variable that can explain the high rate of mass shootings in America is its astronomical number of guns.” More guns=more death #EnoughIsEnough #Enough
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“..only variable that can explain the high rate of mass shootings in America is its astronomical number of #guns.”
"Americans make up about 4.4 percent of the global population but own 42 percent of the world’s guns. From 1966 to 2012, 31 percent of the gunmen in mass shootings worldwide were American."
"The US has 270 million guns, and we had 90 mass shooters from 1966 to 2012. No other country has more than 46 million guns, or 18 mass shooters.” We fare far worse than the Philippines, Russia, China, India, and others below...
Those stubborn facts just won't go away: more guns = more dead citizens.
What Explains U.S. Mass Shootings? International Comparisons Suggest an Answer
This chart says it all. Summary: "The United States has 270 million #guns and had 90 #mass_shooters from 1966 to 2012. No other country has more than 46 million guns or 18 mass shooters."
What Explains U.S. Mass Shootings? International Comparisons Suggest an Answer
Actually, it IS about the guns. And there is plenty of research. The question is how to reduce the number of guns & assault rifles without a bloody revolt. I’ve seen militia stockpiles. Really scary.